2016 conference presentations
Conference dinner – 'Are we prepared?'
Dr Charles Milne, CVO with Agriculture Victoria, discusses his experience in dealing with Foot and Mouth outbreaks in the UK and the lessons for us in preparedness and the consequences.
John Mulvany, OMJ consulting, discusses key aspects of resilience in farm businesses based on experience as a consultant in the dairy industry, but relevance to the sheep industry.
Getting motivated – Making change
Nathan Scott, Achieve Ag Solutions, challenges you to use what you learn.
What worms where
Robert Suter, Agriculture Victoria, navigates the insides of a sheep to show what worms live where, and the impacts they have on sheep health.
Managing sheep worms
Andrew Whale discusses the need to monitor worm burdens and use the WormBoss website for local and general worm management strategies.
The role of fibre in the sheep diet
Jim Gibbs from Lincoln University in New Zealand explains the science behind the role and need for fibre in the sheep diet and so when and if additional fibre is required.
Land tenure options – Getting in/getting out of farming
Duncan Ashby, Ashby and Co., outlines options for getting in or out of farming looking at lease and contract farming models.
Managing the tail end lambs
McKenzie Craig, (lamb producer) with Kristy Howard as coordinator of the BWBL group, discuss how they identified and managed tail end lambs to improve options and profit for the farm business.